• Philosophy

    Vision of the Universal Form

    Krishna’s charming childhood pastimes have been glorified since time immemorial. Uncountable generations of devotees have relished these narrations. His lilas have been presented in different forms: Music, dance, drama, painting, sculpture, poetry and now film and animation. Krishna’s activities exude His unlimited opulence.His supreme beauty, unfathomable power and intelligence enchant innocent children and fascinate Vedic scholars. Great Acharyas expound these pastimes for the world to understand the nature of Absolute Truth. Lord Krishna is certainly all-attractive and history is a testimony to that fact.   Krishna’s Childhood Antics A short time after Nanda Maharaja had performed the naming ceremony of babies Krishna and Balarama, They learnt to crawl on the…

  • Philosophy

    What Flowers Can Teach Us

    A Fresh look at Flowers! Krishna’s Mystical Potency The earth contains all fragrances. Krishna teaches in the 7th Chapter of the Gita, punyogandhaprithivyamca, “I am the original fragrance of the earth.” All of us have experienced rain and enjoyed the wonderful fragrance that emanates from earth when rain falls. In a flower garden, there may be a variety of flowers – rose, jasmine, marigold, parijata, chrysanthemum, champa, chameli, rajanigandha, and many others. Each flower has its own fragrance and each fragrance has its uniqueappeal. The fragrance of a blooming lotus is one of the finest fragrances known to man. It is remarkable to note, that while plants can extract fragrances…

  • Philosophy

    Why Krishna Married 16108 Queens

    Understanding from Srimad Bhagavatam Many times due to insufficient knowledge people decry Krishna marrying 16108 queens. It seems as though Krishna were fulfilling an insatiable appetite for women. However scriptures, great sages and demigods glorify these pastimes of Lord  Krishna. Proper understanding about the marriage pastimes of Lord Krishna can be gained by learning from the Srimad-Bhagavatam in which the great sage Shukadeva Goswami has narrated these pastimes. In marrying 16108 queens, Lord Krishna exhibited His immeasurable opulence. Lord Krishna is the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, Absolute Truth. To marry so many queens and maintain them in great opulence keeping them fully satisfied is nothing wonderful for Him. No…

  • Philosophy

    The Material Conundrum ..

    We souls are wonderful beings.  We have divine qualities. We never die, we are eternally young and our hearts are brimming with ecstatic love. We have a nature of deep empathy and goodwill for everyone. We care for others more than we do for ourselves. We are all that is warm and touching to the heart. We are from a world where feeling acts are sensitively reciprocated. There is absolutely no misunderstanding. Everyone feels satisfied in every way and everyone lives fully dependent on the Supreme Personality of Godhead- Lord Krishna. The tiny living being without any false pride recognises Krishna alone as the powerful. He understands that Krishna is…

  • Inside VCM

    Govardhan Puja Celebrations 2015

    Go Puja, Govardhan Puja celebrated at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir Thursday, 12 November 2015 Govardhan Puja is a celebration of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan from the wrath of Indra who under the influence of false pride wanted to demonstrate his superiority over Lord Krishna.   Worshipping Indra was an annual feature of life in the rural vicinity of Vraja where the inhabitants would offer oblations to Lord Indrato obtain sufficient rains for a bountiful harvest. Lord Krishna advised His father, Maharaja Nanda that instead of offering to Lord Indra, the offerings be made toGovardhanaHill, which supplied all the necessities for the people and cattle…

  • Philosophy

    Srimati Radharani – The Highest Devotee Of Lord Krishna

     Lord Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He resides in His transcendental abode Goloka Vrindavana – The topmost planet in the spiritual region called Vaikuntha. Goloka Vrindavana is an abode of bliss, of love. There every step is a dance, every word a song. Devotion to Lord Krishna is the constitutional position of all living entities. And in the spiritual abode of Lord Krishna are His devotees absorbed in different mellows of devotion to Him. In a land where Lord Krishna is the life and soul of everyone, Srimati Radaharani is the topmost devotee. More than His servants, His friends, His parents and all the cowherd damsels whose very…